Tranmere lose away at Newport

Tranmere visited Newport County this afternoon for a 3pm kick-off in their fifth game of the 2022/23 League Two season.

Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “We’ll travel down and prepare like we always do and we definitely won’t look for any excuses. We’re experienced at it now, we’ll get on with it and give ourselves the best opportunity of getting a result out of it. 

“I’m not surprised that we’re starting to get into a little bit of a rhythm. I know it takes time and it’s still going to take time to keep it going. There’s lots of potential in this group to keep getting better and better.”

Match Report: Newport County v Tranmere Rovers

Newport County 2 v 1 Tranmere Rovers
Moriah-Welsh (29′)
Bogle (38′ pen)
GoalsLewis (23′ og)
HT 2-1

Newport County scored all the goals against Tranmere Rovers this afternoon and claimed their first League Two win of the season.

An own goal at 23 minutes gave the visitors the advantage when Tranmere’s Paul Lewis crossed a ball in that was diverted into the net by the chest of Newport’s Aaron Lewis.

The lead was short-lived and six minutes later, Thierry Nevers cut a cross back and despite the Tranmere defence having plenty of time to clear the ball, Moriah-Welsh placed it into the bottom corner.

Just under 10 minutes later, Newport took the lead through a penalty.

Rovers defender Kyle Jameson was judged to have fouled in the area during a Newport attack and Omar Bogle sent Ross Doohan the wrong way, making the score line 2-1.

Tranmere didn’t shine in the second half and their best chance was another own goal from Newport, following a cross from Bristow.

Newport ended the game victorious, securing their first win of the season.

Tranmere drop to 17th in the league with just four points from five games, sitting just above next week’s opponents, Colchester, on goal difference.

Tranmere host Newcastle United at Prenton Park in the second round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday 24 August for a 7:45pm kick off. Then, next Saturday 27 August, they host Colchester in their sixth game of the League Two season.


Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes

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League Table


Newport County – Formation 3-5-2
30 Nick Townsend GK
28 Mickey Demetriou (C) DF
3 Declan Drysdale DF
5 James Clarke DF
2 Cameron Norman MF
14 Aaron Lewis MF
22 Nathan Moriah-Welsh MF
17 Scot Bennett MF
11 James Waite MF
19 Thierry Nevers FW
9 Omar Bogle FW

1 Joe Day SUB
27 Adam Lewis SUB
4 Sam Bowen SUB
8 Matthew Dolan SUB
21 Lewis Collins SUB
29 Will Evans SUB
18 Chanka Zimba SUB

James Rowberry

Match Officials
Tom Nield
Assistants: Steven Rushton and Christopher Wade
Fourth official: Grant Taylor

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 5-3-2
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
18 Kyle Jameson DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
19 Neill Byrne DF
8 Reece McAlear MF
22 Paul Lewis MF
6 Chris Merrie MF
20 Elliott Nevitt FW
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW

23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
15 Ben Hockenhull SUB
4 Lee O’Connor SUB
29 Max Fisher SUB
11 Josh Hawkes SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
16 Jon Nolan SUB

Micky Mellon

Attendance: 4070

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